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Seattle Men's Chorus/Seattle Women's Chorus


Director of Finance

Job Location: 

Seattle, WA

Closing Date: 
Type of Position: 


Salary and Benefits: 

This is a full-time, exempt position. Flex time options are negotiable. One to two meetings or events per month may be scheduled during evening hours. 

Anticipated salary range is $80,000 - $90,000 depending on skills and experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, employee funded flex spending and 401K, and three weeks vacation time. 

Description of Position Duties: 

The Director of Finance coordinates and supervises the financial operations for a 2.5M non profit arts organization. This position reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the management team. The Director of Finance ensures that all financial transactions are executed and documented according to generally accepted accounting principles and/or other statutory requirements.


  • Manage all day-to-day finance and accounting functions, including accounts payable, cash receipts, accounts receivable, payroll, cash management, and investment management
  • Review and post batches from PatronManager (Salesforce) to ensure accuracy and timely follow-up on problems and questions
  • Supervise one .8 FTE Finance Associate
  • Manage all banking, investment and insurance relationships
  • Perform the month-end accounting close, including account reconciliations, adjusting entries, and standard financial reporting to the Finance Committee and Board
  • Analyze operating results against budget and prepare monthly variance report; incorporate information into ongoing financial forecasts and cash flow projections
  • Work with the Executive Director, department managers, and the Board Finance Committee to develop the annual operating budget
  • Work as part of a team to address long-term financial challenges facing the organization, and develop priorities and policies that will enhance the financial health of the organization
  • Prepare monthly and ad hoc financial and management reports as requested by the Executive Director and Board Finance Committee
  • Provide support to department managers and other staff regarding expense tracking, budgeting, grant applications, and financial reporting
  • Ensure compliance with applicable tax laws; prepare state and local tax returns and other needed filings; maintain all licenses and permits
  • Coordinate and manage the annual audit process with internal staff and auditors
  • Coordinate the annual preparation of Form 990 with our outside CPA firm
  • Maintain, revise, and implement effective accounting policies, procedures and systems, including a robust set of internal controls
  • Manage employee benefits, including compliance tasks and annual renewals
  • Maintain appropriate levels of insurance coverage; prepare applications and renewal schedules
  • Assist Executive Director with the human resource function as requested
  • Maintain procedures for the systematic retention, storage, transfer, protection, retrieval, and disposal of records
  • Participate in Finance Committee and Board meetings.
  • Other operations duties and tasks as assigned
Description of Position Qualifications: 
  • BA in accounting or finance from an accredited institution (advanced degree, MBA, and/or CPA preferred)
  • 5+ years of hands-on accounting and finance experience preferred, with management and/or supervisory experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting policies, procedures, internal controls, and GAAP
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit 501(c) 3 accounting, finance, and compliance; work experience with a not-for-profit organization is a plus
  • Proficiency with MS Excel and Financial Edge (or comparable system); proficiency with MS Office
  • Experience in managing and preparing materials for audit process and Form 990 (non-profit) tax returns; experience in risk management program administration
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff effectively
  • Knowledge of HR practices, laws and regulations a plus
  • Detail oriented with excellent analytical and organizational skills; able to prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Solid oral and written communication skills; ability to share and communicate financial data with clarity to constituents with varying levels of financial expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with a Board of Directors, committee members and senior management in a candid, effective, and responsive manner.
Information Required to Apply: 

To apply, please send resume and cover letter detailing the strengths you bring to this position. Electronic submission in PDF or Word by October 24 to staffing [at] No phone calls please. Position open until filled.

Flying House Productions is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. It is the policy of FHP to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. FHP is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment and does not discriminate on the basis of class, race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.

Submit Information to: 

staffing [at]